An extremely intriguing submerged reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships continue to be a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from several countries.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the assignment of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in this way in symbiosis with all the ships it is no longer feasible to distinguish the original color of these boats. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of professional divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a complete knowledge of these vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the region of sunken ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are there over two here dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae which were being sent from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in here that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to website 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
However, other species have already been seen close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even small dolphins. Proof that individual does not always impact nature in a negative manner and that, when interventions have been well planned and executed, they can be very effective and have favorable effects in the regions where they're inserted, if within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.